Occupancy Types:
  • A-1: Movie Theatres, Concert Halls
  • A-2: Casinos, Night Clubs, Bars
  • A-3: Libraries, Dance Halls, Gyms
Assembly occupancy is associated with a high occupant load.  The Florida &
International Building Codes break this occupancy into (5)-Categories [A-1 thru
  • A-4: Arenas, Tennis Courts
  • A-5: Stadiums, Grandstands
Assembly Design Requirements:
Bar and Grill Floor Plan
  • Assembly occupancies are
    associated with high cost for
    fire code compliance due to
    the high occupancy loads.

  • Fire sprinklers, fire Alarms,
    fire rated corridors, fire
    separation, etc can all be

  • With high occupancy loads
    also requires larger
    bathrooms, HVAC systems,
    septic systems, parking
    spaces, etc.
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Commercial - Assembly Occupancy
Stringent Fire & Life Safety Codes
Daniel F. Ardito, PE
Professional Engineer
5644 S Plantain Pt
Lecanto, FL 34461
** email: danardito@tampabay.rr.com **
  • Higher fire codes are associated with Assembly Occupancy.
  • Higher fire separations are usually required between adjacent occupancies.
Assembly Fire Code:
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